Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Mourinho: Manchester United in talks to re-sign Ibrahimovic

Mourinho: Manchester United in talks to re-sign Ibrahimovic

The Swede suffered a serious knee injury in April and is out of contract.

"I just think that he was very clear by showing that what he did past year was not enough for him".

"The Premier League is what you all know", he told a news conference ahead of United's opening match against West Ham on Sunday.

"It's not something urgent, that we are desperate to have it done or not done".

"So we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season".

Stopping short of a guarantee, Mourinho believes an encouraging pre-season and success in the Europa League last season can propel his side to further success.

Antonio Valencia should start at right-back with Matteo Darmian moving out to left-back as Luke Shaw continues to work his way back to full fitness.

"Between the players we have lost and the players we have got, I think we are in a similar situation but with more experience of working together and a much better pre-season". We have confidence levels of a team that won a European competition and is back in the Champions League.

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"I don't think I am going to win it because I always win it in the second season".

Mourinho wants a fourth addition in a wide position but will not complain if that does not happen.

"In my initial analysis, coming from January and progressing through the months, I was thinking about four players", Mourinho said.

"I am not a hard person to work with, and I understand the reality of the market".

He continued: 'I'm happy with the effort the club did, I'm happy that the club managed to do 75 per cent of the work before the Premier League starts. I'm not in a position to say I'm not happy. I will just go with everything.

"They need better in there, they need more dynamic better quality player in that central midfield area".

"We have a central midfielder and a striker, so obviously another player would be one coming from the sides, but we have players and if we can not strengthen then we have people we trust".

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